Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture, Plowing the clouds, July, 1994.
A Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture on the role of the poet in interpreting archaeology, anthropology, and human pre-history. He encourages poets to get involved in learning about these fields and taking on the task of interpreting the evidence, since scientists are reluctant to draw conclusions about the past. Wilson believes that we should move beyond interdisciplinary studies to what he calls "anti-categorization." During the course of the lecture he outlines some of his own ideas about the origin of consciousness, Neanderthal people, paleolithic writing, the Babylonian story of Marduk and Gilgamesh, and other aspects of early human history.
Run time 1:34:22Label / Recorded by Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
February 28, 2011
wish part two of this was out
i think the lecture has a second part... if possible it would be a valuable addition.
February 21, 2006
good, really good!
unorthodox, thought provoking and great!
January 20, 2005
very interesting lecture
Some of the names he drops:
Claude Levi Strauss' "thinking with things" (26:00)
Georges Bataille (Cursed Share)
Marshall Sahlins (1:01 "stone age economics")